UFC Middleweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125) –  W-Strawweight (115)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Israel Adesanya
19-08-0W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Paulo Costa
2Robert Whittaker21-512-3W-Darren Till (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (KO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
Jared Cannonier
3Paulo Henrique Costa13-05-0W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
Israel Adesanya
4Yoel Romero13-59-4L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
L-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
5Jared Cannonier13-46-4W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
6Jack Hermansson21-58-3W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
Darren Till
7Darren Till18-3-16-3-1L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
Jack Hermansson
8Kelvin Gastelum15-610-6L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
9Derek Brunson21-712-5W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
10Chris Weidman15-510-5W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
11Uriah Hall14-97-7W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
Anderson Silva
12Edmen Shahbazyan11-14-1L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (KO)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
13Omari Akhmedov20-5-18-4-1L-Chris Weidman (DEC)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
14Marvin Vettori15-4-15-2-1W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
15Khamzat Chimaev9-03-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
16Ian Heinisch14-33-2W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
Brendan Allen
17Brad Tavares17-612-6L-Edmen Shahbazyan (KO)
L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
18Krzysztof Jotko22-49-4W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
W-Alen Amedovski (DEC)
Makhmud Muradov
19Antonio Carlos Jr.10-47-4L-Uriah Hall (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
20Brendan Allen15-33-0W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (TKO)
W-Kevin Holland (SUB)
Ian Heinisch
21Makhmud Muradov24-62-0W-Trevor Smith (KO)
W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
W-Wendell Oliveira (TKO)
Krzysztof Jotko
22Andrew Sanchez12-55-3W-Wellington Turman (KO)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
23Kevin Holland19-56-2W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
W-Joaquin Buckley (TKO)
W-Anthony Hernandez (TKO)
24Karl Roberson9-34-3L-Marvin Vettori (SUB)
W-Roman Kopylov (SUB)
W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
25Eryk Anders13-55-5L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-Vinicius Alves (KO)
26Puna Soriano7-01-0W-Oskar Piechota (KO)
W-Jamie Pickett (DEC)
W-Jhonoven Pati (SUB)
27Zak Cummings24-79-4W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
28Gerald Meerschaert31-146-6L-Khamzat Chimaev (KO)
L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
W-Deron Winn (SUB)
29Rodolfo Vieira7-02-0W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
W-Oskar Piechota (SUB)
W-Vitaliy Nemchinov (SUB)
Markus Perez
30Trevin Giles12-23-2W-James Krause (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
Bevon Lewis
31Andre Muniz20-42-0W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Antonio Arroyo (DEC)
W-Taylor Johnson (SUB)
32Bartosz Fabinski15-43-2L-Andre Muniz (SUB)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
L-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
33Darren Stewart12-65-5L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
34Wellington Turman16-41-2L-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
L-Karl Roberson (DEC)
Sean Strickland
35Deron Winn6-21-2L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Darren Stewart (DEC)
W-Eric Spicely (DEC)
36Markus Perez11-32-3L-Wellington Turman (DEC)
W-Anthony Hernandez (SUB)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
Rodolfo Vieira
37Trevor Smith15-105-7L-Makhmud Muradov (KO)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
38Jack Marshman23-93-4L-Edmen Shahbazyan (SUB)
W-John Phillips (DEC)
L-Karl Roberson (DEC)
39Alessio di Chirico12-53-5L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
40Roman Kopylov8-10-1L-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Yasubey Enomoto (KO)
W-Abdulsupyan Alikhanov (TKO)
Tom Breese
41Anthony Hernandez8-21-2L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Jun Yong Park (SUB)
L-Markus Perez (SUB)
42Kyle Daukaus9-10-1L-Brendan Allen (DEC)
W-Nolan Norwood (SUB)
W-Stephen Regman (SUB)
Dustin Stoltzfus
43Impa Kasanganay8-01-0W-Maki Pitolo (DEC)
W-Anthony Adams (DEC)
W-Kailan Hill (DEC)
44Jun Yong Park10-41-1W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
L-Anthony Hernandez (SUB)
W-Glenn Sparv (DEC)
John Phillips
45Bevon Lewis7-21-2W-Dequan Townsend (DEC)
L-Darren Stewart (DEC)
L-Uriah Hall (KO)
Trevon Giles
46Tom Breese11-24-2L-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Dan Kelly (TKO)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
Roman Kopylov
47Marc-Andre Barriault12-41-3W-Oskar Piechota (TKO)
L-Jun Yong Park (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
48Joaquin Buckley10-30-1L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Jackie Gosh (TKO)
W-Chris Harris (TKO)
Abu Azaitar
49Maki Pitolo12-71-3L-Impa Kasanganay (DEC)
L-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Charles Byrd (TKO)
50John Phillips22-101-4L-Dusko Todorovic (SUB)
W-Alen Amedovski (KO)
L-Jack Marshman (DEC)
Jun Yong Park
51Saparbek Safarov9-31-3L-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
W-Nicolae Negumereanu (DEC)
L-Tyson Pedro (SUB)
Julian Marquez
52Alen Amedovski8-20-2L-John Phillips (KO)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Ibrahim Mane (KO)
53Antonio Arroyo9-30-1L-Andre Muniz (DEC)
W-Stephen Regman (SUB)
W-Diego Silva (DEC)
Andreas Michailidis
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Anderson Silva34-1017-6L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
Uriah Hall
Bruno Silva19-60-0W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
Tim Boetsch21-1312-12L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
Abu Azaitar14-1-11-0W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
W-Michael Arrant (DEC)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
Joaquin Buckley
Julian Marquez7-21-1L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
Saparbek Safarov
Marcelo Guimaraes9-2-12-2L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Dustin Stoltzfus13-10-0W-Joseph Pyfer (TKO)
W-Nihad Nasufovic (SUB)
W-Jonas Billstein (KO)
Kyle Daukaus
Antonio Braga Neto9-31-2L-Trevin Giles (KO)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
Keith Berish5-10-1L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
Dusko Todorovic9-00-0W-Teddy Ash (DEC)
W-Michel Pereira (TKO)
W-Kazuo Takahashi (TKO)
Charlie Ontiveros11-60-0W-Washington Luiz (KO)
W-Derrick Ageday (KO)
L-Will Morris (TKO)
Jamie Pickett11-40-0W-Jhonoven Pati (TKO)
W-Jaquis Williams (DEC)
L-Punahele Soriano (DEC)
Collin Huckbody8-20-0W-Kyron Bowen (SUB)
W-Clarence Jordan (SUB)
W-Nick Wagner (SUB)
Adam Yandiev9-10-1L-Jordan Johnson (SUB)
W-Dmitry Voitov (SUB)
W-Valdas Pocevicius (SUB)
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There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

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25 Comments on this post.
  • Bull
    6 November 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    Awesome to see you guys updated this! Keep up the hard work!

  • Bull
    18 October 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    When are you going to update the site? Adesanya’s still not the Middleweight champ.

  • jerjapan
    29 January 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson
      13 February 2017 at 5:46 AM
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      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross
      9 March 2017 at 8:10 PM
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      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson
    15 December 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2016 at 9:44 PM
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      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson
    3 December 2016 at 11:38 PM
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    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub
    6 December 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes
    10 October 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes
      28 November 2013 at 9:55 AM
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      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross
        28 November 2013 at 11:28 AM
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        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig
          25 April 2014 at 9:23 AM
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          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    17 February 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    • rankingmma
      17 February 2013 at 9:17 AM
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      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma
    12 January 2013 at 6:39 PM
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  • admin
    18 November 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark
    14 November 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd
    22 October 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd
    24 September 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin
      25 September 2012 at 8:27 AM
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      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd
        25 September 2012 at 11:57 PM
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        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin
          26 September 2012 at 9:23 AM
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          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

    5 September 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin
      6 September 2012 at 8:04 PM
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      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

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